Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives---when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CenterStage Spotlight Blog Hop - Hope is Faith

Feelings of Hope

Gina challenged the CenterStage Spotlight team to make a card with the new Hope is Faith stamp set using the photo above for inspiration. Check out Gina's blog for all the details of this special stamp set.

Here is the card I made for tonight's hop. I tried to take inspiration from the colors in Gina's beautiful photograph, so I used some Pure Luxury Green Apple base weight paper and some orange paper I've had around for a while (I think it came from a pack of paper I got for free at Archivers). The leaves and flowers up the side are printed on the paper, not stamped. The butterfly was stamped on a scrap piece of the orange dp so it would match the card paper. I stamped the butterfly in Versamark and then embossed it with black. I popped the butterfly up on some pop dots. The sentiment is stamped on Pure Luxury Ivory in Memento Cantalope ink and was layered on a rectangle of Green Apple card stock. The glazed brad is from Basic Grey's Marrakech line.

A relatively clean and simple card but I love how it emphasizes the beautiful butterfly and the sentiment! This is such a lovely little stamp set and I love the fact that buying it contributes much needed funds to the Red Cross relief efforts to the disaster stricken people of Haiti. Thanks for your generosity, Gina!

Now, stop by these designer's blogs who are participating in the hop tonight:

Kay Simmons (you are here!)